Archive for January 2012

Fashion That Defines the Islands

One of the most visible symbols of Hawai‘i’s aloha spirit can be seen in contemporary Hawaiian fashion known as aloha wear. Its roots can be traced back to 1820 when New England missionaries arrived in Hawai‘i. Missionary women adapted the… More >

Hip-Flops, Flip-Pops!

Flip-flops (aka “slippers”) are an everyday necessity in Hawai‘i. And who says you can’t make them stylish? Ribbon Lei boutique offers a variety of colorfully decorated pairs that can be worn casually to the beach, or dressed up for an… More >


Located in The Royal Hawaiian hotel, this bikini shop offers an array of fun, colorful, feminine prints and suit shapes. Locally designed in Hawai‘i, owner and designer Erika Ireland emphasizes the importance of functionality, quality and style in each suit… More >

Tee Time

New spins on a classic: the T-Shirt. Whether it’s a souvenir for yourself or someone else, T-shirts are a great fit. It’s practical, easy to pack, and with such a wide variety of designs you’re sure to find one for… More >

SHOR American Seafood Grill

When in Hawai‘i, an island state in the middle of the Pacific, it’s understandable that you’d want to dine on some fresh fish. At SHOR American Seafood Grill, you’ll find fresh catch offerings of sustainable fish and shellfish that have… More >

Tropical Sweets

Beat the heat with the delicious flavors from Tropical Dream Ice Cream. Tucked away on Seaside Avenue, this ice cream is handmade on the Big Island of Hawai‘i with premium, hand-selected, local ingredients. With more than 150 flavors in sorbets,… More >

Iron Chef on Isle

Morimoto Waikiki Serves Up Inventive Fare During the course of one very exhaustive month, Masaharu Morimoto prepared to open successive restaurants—one here in Honolulu, the other on a verdant hillside in California’s Napa valley. The Morimoto empire was expanding, proof… More >

Sportsman Like Conduct!

Rivals Waikiki’s Newest Sports Bar Rivals Sports Bar and UltraLounge was developed by owner Mike “ZO” Kawazoe as an alternative to the standard Waikiki bar. Mike’s vision was to bring class and sex appeal to Waikiki. By day, The Vegas-inspired… More >

In The Mix

From tropical and fruity to rich and decadent, Waikiki has a selection of cocktail concoctions that will tantalize your taste buds in venues that boast views of the sunset, ocean or offer an intimate ambiance. Purple Pleasure Doraku Sushi 2233… More >

What is a Pupu, Exactly?

Hawai‘i’s Ultimate Appetizing Attacks! You see the term on menus all over town—what gives? Essentially, it’s an appetizer or hor d’oeuvre, Hawai‘i-style. The “pupu platter” can be traced back to the beginning of Chinese-American cuisine, where platters of appetizers ranged… More >

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